Judith V. Becker, Ph.D
Judith V. Becker, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
1503 E. University
P.O. Box 210068
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
Telephone: (520) 621-7455
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Arizona, Professor Becker was a professor at the University of Tennessee Medical School and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She joined the faculty at the University of Arizona in 1990, where she is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and a member of the faculties of the Psychology, Policy and Law Program and the Clinical Psychology Program within the Department of Psychology.
Selected Awards and Honors
Significant Achievement Award, for "[r]ecognition of dedication and leadership in the field of sex offender evaluation and treatment", Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Award for Research, New York State Office of Mental Health Programs and Systems
Authors Award, American Society of Journalists
Award for Dedication to the Problems of Adolescent Sex Offenders and Concern for Adult Sex Offenders, Third International Congress on the Treatment of Sex Offenders
Fellow, American Psychological Association
Becker, J.V. and Johnson, B. R. (In press) Sex Offenders. In Gold, S. N., Walker, L. and Luccenko, B. (Eds.) Handbook on Child Sexual Abuse (Revised Edition). NY: Springer.
Becker, J.V. and Johnson, B. R. (In Press) Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders. American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry (Third Edition). In R. Hales, S. Yudofsky, and J. Talbott (Eds.), American Psychiatric Press.
Boeschen, L.E., Sales, B.D., and Becker, J.V. (In press) Expert Testimony in Pre-existing Mental Injuries. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice.
Hunter, J.A., Figueredo, A.J., Malamuth, N.M., and Becker, J.V. (In press) Developmental Pathways in Youth Sexual Aggression. Journal of Family Violence.
Hunter, J.A., Figueredo, A.J., Malamuth, N.M., and Becker, J.V. (In press) Juvenile Sex Offenders: Toward the Development of a Typology. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.
Becker, J.V., Hall, S., and Stinson, J.D. (2002). Female sexual offenders: Clinical, legal, and policy issues. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 1 (3).
Becker, J.V., and Johnson, B. R. (2001) Treating Juvenile Sex Offenders. In Ashford, J. B., Sales, B. D. and Reid, W. H. (Eds.) Treatment of Adult and Juvenile Offenders with Special Needs. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.
Geer, T.M., Becker, J.V., Gray, S., Krauss, J.D. (2001) Predictors of Treatment Completion in a Correctional Sex Offender Treatment Program. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 45(3), 302-313.
Figueredo, A.J., Sales, B.D., Russell, K.P., Becker, J.V., & Kaplan, M. (2000). A Brunswikian evolutionary-developmental Theory of Adolescent Sex Offending. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 18,309-329
Holland, L.A., Zolondeck, S.C., Abel, G.G., Jordan, A.D. and Becker, J.V. (2000) Psychometric analysis of the Sexual Interest Cardsort. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 12, 107-122.
Krauss, D.A., Sales, B.D., Becker, J.V., & Figueredo, A.J. (2000). Beyond Prediction to Explanation in Risk Assessment Research: A Comparison of Two Explanatory Theories of Criminality & Recidivism. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 23, 91-112.
Becker, J.V. and Johnson, B.R. and Kavoussi, R.J. (1999). Sexual and Gender Identity disorders. In R. Hales and S. Yudofsky (Eds.) Essential of Clinical Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Textbook of Psychiatry (Third Edition). (pp. 471-484). Washington, D. C.: American Psychiatric Press.
Becker, J.V. and Reilly, D. (1999) Preventing sexual abuse and assault. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 11,267-278.
Selected Editorial Board Service
Editor, Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Psychology, Public Policy and Law
Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Annual Review of Sex Research
Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Journal of Family Violence
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Selected Public Service
International Academy of Sex Research
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Board of Directors
American Psychological Association
Human Capital Initiative, Organizing Group for Violence Sub-group
Working Group on the Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Commission on Violence and Youth
American Psychiatric Association
Task Force on Sexually Dangerous Offenders
Workgroup to Revise DSM-III: Psychosexual Disorders
Her Majesty's Prison Service, London, England
North American Advisory Panel
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Board of Directors
Chairperson, Task Force To Establish Standards For The Evaluation And Treatment Of Sex Offenders
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
United States Attorney General's Commission on Pornography
National Institute of Mental Health
Criminal and Violent Behavior Review Committee
Office of Justice Programs and the Center for Effective Policy
Advisory Board of the Board of Accreditation for Sex Abuser Treatment Programs
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